Money makes the world go 'round...

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    With the costs of Dubbyuh's dirty little war spiralling ever higher, and with less and less to trim from the budget, and Congressional leaders expressing frustration with having to shift funds from one Pentagon account to cover expenses in another, somethings gotta give.

    The Administration may actually have to bite the bullet and raise taxes. We are, after all, a nation at "war" and it should be fully expected that each individual bear his and her fair share of the burden. After all, our boys are over there dying...The least we can do is pony up some cash to support them. After all, the greatest risk many of us are taking is getting out of bed in the morning.

    But it seems the Administration is content to try and wage war on the cheap which, ultimately, puts our troops at greater risk, and leaves us with no reserves to face other threats that might arise. This, however seems to be of no concern to Dubbyuh and his handlers. They're more intent on the poll numbers and political infighting that in the messy neccessities that arise from the waging of war.
     
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    Kerry voted against the 87 billion dollar continued support package(after he voted for it). Kerry is the cheapskate. How did you get so inverted?
     
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    Trying to back your way into supporting the troops and bashing bush. Clever but you're still a troll.
     
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    Raising taxes will only hurt the economy, ultimately lowering tax revenue. Bush knows this.
     
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    I suppose this is the wrong forum to recommend that we give our president a line item veto so he can trim away excess spending. Seems that in wartime that would be a tool to not play war on the cheap, while not raising taxes either.

    Since I balanced my checkbook the other day, I feel as smart as the fed.
     
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    three fourths of the 87 billion dollars went to pay contractors. kerry and a few others had enough integrity to vote against it. if he wasn't such a wimp he could stand up and turn it into a positive for his campaign. it was just called troop support, idiot. do your homework.
     
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    Yes. Contractors providing services for the troops.
     
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    I see what you mean. The contractors should have worked for free, idiot!
     
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    Uh Huh...KBR and Haliburton price gouging on fuel and food, to name a couple.
     
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    Heck man, it's still the federal government.
     

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